Chinese music was performed in the capital of Kazakhstan
Chinese music was performed in the capital of Kazakhstan. The Orchestra of China National Opera, Dance and Drama Theater presented the symphonic program "National Treasures" as part of the tour to the Great Silk Road countries. The musicians decided to start the tour from Kazakhstan, since this territory was the most important trade, craft and cultural center for caravans in ancient times. Chinese musicians also performed in Almaty. The half a century old theater’s orchestra performed 12 compositions. These works cover the period from antiquity to modern times and tell about the history of China. Then the musicians will go to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, where they will also present the best achievements of the national culture of China. According to the head of the team, this will contribute to strengthening the cultural dialogue between the countries.
LUANG DUN, HEAD OF ORCHESTRA OF NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS, CHINA NATIONAL OPERA AND DANCE DRAMA THEATER:
- The ancient music of China is historically closely connected with the art of the countries of Central Asia. We have a common musical history; even our instruments we are now playing were once used by the neighboring nations. We decided to show our cultural continuity to the countries of the region. Our first destination is Kazakhstan, a very important country on the Great Silk Road. We want to establish cultural ties and plan a joint tour the next time.